Reports suggest that Manchester United are set to extend Marouane Fellaini’s contract at the club for a further year in the coming days.
Fresh off his first goal of the season, the second in a 2-0 win over Hull in the EFL Cup semi final first leg, the good news keeps rolling for the big Belgium midfielder, as he looks set to extend his stay at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.
Fellaini arrived at United in 2013 to join David Moyes in making the switch from Everton.
His United career has been littered with highs and lows and while he has never been the most popular figure amongst United supporters – he has been booed on several occasions by the Old Trafford punters – Fellaini has remained a central figure under three seperate managers.
Moyes’ reign was short, but Fellaini remained a go-to option off the bench for Louis van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho has relied on Fellaini in a number of different roles this season.
Fellaini signed for the club on a four-year contract and ESPN has reported that the club has already decided to extend his contract into a fith year using their one-year extention option.
The new deal would keep Fellaini at the club until at least 2018.
Despite his unpopularity with supporters – which hit a peak earlier this season when he was brought on as a late sub against former club Everton only to give away a penalty that lead to United dropping two crucial Premier League points – Mourinho has remained loyal to the midfielder, loyalty which was repaid with a warm embrace after Fellaini sealed United’s mid-week win over Hull.